AN earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale shook the region around Pau overnight causing slight damage to buildings.
According to the Bureau central sismologique français (BCSF) in Strasbourg said the quake took place at 00h35 local time.
With a smaller quake registered a little later in the night at 4h24, to the south of the earlier one.
Local people were woken by the earthquake although only light damage has been reported, with local authorities undertaking checks.
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